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How to update IR-500 Firmware

According to the following procedure, update the firmware of your IR-500 by OLYMPUS Master/ Plus.

To update the firmware of IR-500, you should meet the following conditions:
- Your computer is connected to the internet.
- You have logged on as a user with the administrator's privileges (for Windows XP/2000 or Mac OS X).


IR-500 may be damaged if the update is unsuccessful. Please read the instructions on this page as well as the instructions and notices in the manual handbook carefully.

- Be aware that you cannot undo to the previous version once the firmware is updated.
- Make sure that the battery level of the camera is sufficient. If not, use the AC adapter (not supplied).
- Do not press the buttons on IR-500, turn off the camera, or disconnect the USB cable from the camera during firmware update.

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the [Browse Images] icon.
    you connect your camera with the computer, please start OLYMPUS Master and click [Browse Images] icon on the OLYMPUS Master main menu.

    Click [Browse Images] icon.

  2. From the [Online Service] menu in the [Browse] window, select [Update Camera].
    Please click [Online Service] button in the toolbar located at the top of the window, and select [Update Camera] from the pull-down menu.

    Select [Update Camera].

    You can also select the [Online Service] menu from the [RAW Development], [Screen Saver], or [Movie Maker] window.

  3. Connecting the camera to a computer.
    Please connect the digital camera to your computer using a USB cable.

  4. Select the [PC] mode.
    When the following windows appears on the display of IR-500, please select the [PC] mode, and press the [OK] button of the camera.

    Select the [PC] mode.

  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to access the OLYMPUS server.
    When connected to the server, [Update Camera] dialog box appears. Please click [OK] button.

    Click [OK] button.

  6. From [Selecting device], select the device to be updated, and click the [Check for latest version] button.
    If the latest version of firmware is available for download, the list of firmware is displayed in the dialog box.

    Click [Check for latest version] button.

  7. Select the firmware to be applied, and click [Update] button.

    - If you want to check the contents of update before downloading, select the firmware to apply, and then click [Details]. A web browser launches, and the details about the firmware are displayed.


    At this time, you can NOT add a display language, even though you can select a language.
    Please change or add the language after all procedure to update firmware is complete.

    Click [Update] button.

  8. When the license agreement is displayed, read the license agreement, and click [Agree].
    The selected firmware is downloaded and transferred to the digital camera. Then, the digital camera performs the update.

  9. When OK is displayed on the LCD display of the digital camera, as shown on the right in the dialg box below, updating the camera is complete. Click [Next].

    Click [Next] button.

  10. Disconnect the USB cable connecting the digital camera and the computer.

All procedure is complete.

Please refer Q&A:"How can I change or add the language to the camera by using OLYMPUS Master/ Plus?", if you want to add a display language.
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